David S. Farkas

April 11, 1960May 19, 2013

David S. Farkas lost his fight with lymphoma on May 19, 2013. Born in Suffern, New York on April 11, 1960 to James and Betty Farkas. David grew up in the private community of Lake Lucille, where he enjoyed swimming, boating, fishing and bike riding. He graduated from Clarkstown High School North in 1979. After graduation David joined the Army, where he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Certificate of Merit for Safety. He was promoted to the rank of Specialist Four and was honorably discharged on March 26, 1985. The one thing David enjoyed the most, was his life as a volunteer firefighter. Joining the New City Fire Engine Company #1 at the age of sixteen in 1977, David was with the company until he moved into the Spring Valley Fire District. He then joined Spring Valley Hook and Ladder in 1993, serving until the time of his death. In those twenty years, he served as 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, and Lieutenant and as Captain, a position that he held for six years. David also was a past president of the company. He was one of the chief drivers a position that he enjoyed most. David was currently a commissioner with the East Spring Valley Fire District. He was also a member of the Rockland County Volunteer Fireman’s Association, the Rockland County Chief’s Association and a member of the Firemen’s Association State of New York. David also enjoyed his family and is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Kim (Secor) and their two children, Shawn and Katrina. His mother Betty and her husband John (Bradley). Brother Steven, his wife Dagmar and their children Todd (TJ) and Stephanie. A step-mother, Genevieve Farkas. Two step-brothers, Paul Brennen and Geoffery Bradley. Two step sisters, Kathleen Bevridge and Judy Brodil. David was also close to his mother in law, Katherine Secor and his sister in law, Pam Secor. David also had step nieces and nephews. David worked for the Rockland County Sewer District #1 for almost twenty- seven years. A place where his co-workers knew they could always count on his loyalty. David is predeceased by his father, James Farkas, a brother James Farkas Jr. and his father in law, Henry Secor. Visiting hours are 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City. Firematic services at 8 pm on Wednesday May 22, 2013. Funeral at Higgins Funeral Home in New City on Thursday May 23, 2013 at 11 am Burial to follow at Fredrick Loescher Veterans Cemetery on Brick Church Rd in New Hempstead. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Spring Valley Hook and Ladder, 7 West Furman Place, Spring Valley, and St. John’s Episcopal Church 365 Strawtown Road, New City and the Lymphoma Society.


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charles Rodenas

May 22, 2013

So very sorry Kim and my deepest condolences about Dave. He was a good man with a heart of Gold to all who knew him. It was an honor to know him. May you and your family know no more sorrow and may the Peace of Christ sustain you during this difficult time. GOD BLESS DAVE FARKAS.

May 21, 2013

You have my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your husband. May you call upon God during this difficult time as he will provide healing for your personal grief and will comfort all those mourning this great loss. (Isaiah 61:1, 2)

Power Family

May 21, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. You and your children are in our thoughts and prayers. May all your fond memories of Dave live on in your hearts forever!
God Bless, Joyce & Pete Power

May 21, 2013

Kim, Shawn, Katrina, Pam & Kay - We are so sorry to hear of your loss - Our sincerest sympathy to all of you!
The Hoppenthaler Family

Parker, Jen & Parker J Macgowan

May 21, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to Kim, Shawn & Katrina in your time of sorrow. May you find peace in your memories of Dave when he was well and himself.

May 21, 2013

To lose someone so dear is always difficult. May the family experience God's comfort during this time of loss.
Psalm 147:3.

Robert Gustavsen

May 21, 2013

Dave. Its been many years but i have many treasured stories and fun memories. God bless you, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.. You know before us that the "best is yet to come" your old friend Rob Gustavsen......

Nancy Aufenanger

May 21, 2013

Kim, Shawn, Katrina and Betty,

I was so saddened to hear of David's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Nancy

May 21, 2013

Kim, Shawn and Katrina,
You are in a thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Love Louise and Luis guerra

Kathleen Brennan

May 20, 2013

Kim, Sean, Katrina, Pam and Kay our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Know that David will live on in all of our hearts forever. May your memories live on forever and know that he is watching over us all. Love Kathleen and Kelly